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Boat Owners Association of The United States

Press Contact: Scott Croft
Director of Public Relations, BoatUS
Phone: 703-461-2864
SCroft@BoatUS.com


  • Who Else Wants to Protect Their Boat from Hurricane Damage?

    Who Else Wants to Protect Their Boat from Hurricane Damage?
    BoatUS offers updated Hurricane Preparation Guide

    Includes "create your own hurricane plan" checklist

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., Aug. 21, 2019: If you want to know how to best protect recreational boats from damage in a hurricane, ask the experts who’ve been tasked with cleaning up the mess for nearly 40 years. They’re the ones who’ve seen the evidence after the storm passes: a lack of preparation, poorly maintained docks, low seawalls, fallen boat lifts, and destroyed marinas. So what can …

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  • While Federal Government Orders Additional Environmental Review of

    While Federal Government Orders Additional Environmental Review of
    Offshore Wind Projects, Some Ask Why Great Lakes Project Is Not Included

    BoatUS: What makes saltwater vs. freshwater offshore wind farms different?

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., Aug. 20, 2019 – A recent move by the federal government to expand the environmental review of the first major offshore wind farm in the U.S., Vineyard Wind, and the “cumulative impact” of offshore wind projects off the Atlantic Coast has left some in the Great Lakes asking why Lake Erie’s proposed Icebreaker Wind project was not included. According to the …

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  • Want to Learn How to Boat?

    Want to Learn How to Boat?
    Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses, Sept 14 & 15

    Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves Offered in Newburyport

    NEWBURYPORT, Mass., August 19, 2019 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Newburyport offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, September 14, and Sunday, September …

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  • Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-6) to Speak at

    Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-6) to Speak at
    Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Town Hall Event

    Recreational boating topics will be on the agenda, Thursday, Aug. 8, 4 p.m.,

    BREMERTON, Wash., July 31, 2019 – On Thursday, August 8, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), together with the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) and the National Association of Marine Manufacturers (NMMA) are co-hosting a recreational boater's town hall event featuring special guest Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06) who will be speak on recreational boating issues important …

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  • Want to Learn How to Boat?

    Want to Learn How to Boat?
    Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses, Sept. 7 & 8

    Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves offered in Warwick

    WARWICK, R.I., July 30, 2019 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Warwick offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8, at …

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  • Want to Learn How to Boat?

    Want to Learn How to Boat?
    Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses, Sept. 6 - 8 at Tampa Boat Show

    Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves offered

    TAMPA, Fla., July 29, 2019 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Tampa Boat Show  and Freedom Boat Club offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, from Friday, September 6, through …

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  • Want to Learn How to Boat?

    Want to Learn How to Boat?
    Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses, August 24 & 25

    Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves offered in Grand Haven

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich., July 25, 2019 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Grand Haven offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, August 24, and Sunday, August …

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  • 3 Simple Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste

    3 Simple Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste
    and Pollution When Boating

    From the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water

    ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 24, 2019 -- Each year, an estimated 18 billion pounds of plastic is dumped into our oceans from coastal regions. According to a study by the World Economic Forum, at the current rate of pollution, there will be more plastics than fish, by weight, in the ocean by 2050. To help reverse this trend, here are three tips from the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean …

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  • New Owners Come to TowBoatUS Destin and Panama City

    New Owners Come to TowBoatUS Destin and Panama City

    Former police and fire department divers team up for their second business venture on the water

    DESTIN, Fla., July 23, 2019 – Two friends who met 14 years ago when training to be public safety divers have started their second business venture together with the recent purchase of TowBoatUS Destin and TowBoatUS Panama City. Charles Gorrell and Robert Smith served on separate fire and police dive teams on Georgia’s Lake Lanier before starting their first business venture together in …

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  • 8 Things Boaters Ought to Know Before Visiting a National Marine Sanctuary

    8 Things Boaters Ought to Know Before Visiting a National Marine Sanctuary

    New video outlines the unique precautions required when heading offshore to a marine sanctuary

    VENTURA, Calif., July 22, 2019 - The NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries include more than 600,000 square miles of marine protected areas, from the rugged Olympic Peninsula of Washington to the "shipwreck alley" of Michigan's Thunder Bay and the turquoise-hued shallows of the Florida Keys. These national treasures present great opportunities for recreational boaters, anglers, and sailors …

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